Do you ever get those days where you get 8 hours of sleep (or the full amount you usually do), and you expect that you’ll have all the energy it takes to get through your day, whether it be school, work, and activities afterwards, but then you still feel tired when getting home or going out later?
Sure we all do. Isn’t it weird that some people can get only 6 hours of sleep and be fully energized during the times they are awake, and others can get 8 to 10 hours of sleep, but then be very drowsy throughout the day?
If you’re a person who has a job that requires you to produce and get things done, then it’s important that maintain a consistent high energy level. You don’t want to be all energized one day, and then sleepy at some point during the next day. This will ruin your schedule and make you frustrated. There is no need to take stimulates such as caffeine to give you energy, just take some of these steps, and it’ll help give you more energy during the day!
Take Deep Breaths
Our part of our body is composed of trillions of cells. Deep breaths allow for more oxygen and nutrients to flourish the cells of your body and stimulating the “lymph system.” Lymph is a fluid that cleans out toxic material in the body, the type of toxic material that constantly restricts the proper and maximum amount of oxygen that we’re really supposed to get. The only way to lymph system, which cleans the cell, is through deep breathing.
Getting lots of oxygen is important for our body’s health since our bodies are composed of oxygen, and usually when we breathe, we don’t take deep breathes. We unconsciously take more normal, light breaths throughout the day because we don’t think too much about it.
But taking deep breaths is simple. Inhale for 1 count, hold your breath for 4 counts, and exhale for 2 counts. This is a ratio. So, for example, if you inhale for 2 seconds, hold for 8 seconds, and exhale for 4 seconds. Take ten deep breaths a day (counts as one time), in the ratio above, and at least three times a day. If you sleep for 8 hours a day, you have 16 hours left. That’s a long time and taking take breathes only requires a few minutes of your time.
Do Light Exercises
People think exercise will make you more tired because you are using up energy. This is true if you are doing highly active exercise, such as running a mile a day or playing sports for an hour. But this is not true if you’re not going all out. Just do simple light exercises, even if it’s at least 10 minutes a day. You can find some time to exercise around your schedule.
What this will do, again, is it will stimulate lymph system, get those fluids moving, cleaning out excess and dead cells, and give you the required amount of deep oxygen that the healthy body needs. Light exercise will not drain you of your energy, but will give you more energy. That’s why often when you feel tired, after doing aerobics or something, you don’t lose more energy and feel more tired. You wake up! You can get a lot of take breathing oxygen from exercises like jogging, swimming, or even jumping on a trampoline.
Consume Water and Water-Rich Foods
Because 80 percent of our body is made up of water, it is important to continuously refill our bodies with water. You may feel the effects when you don’t have water in your body when you become dehydrated. You feel tired and want to go to sleep. It’s not necessary to drink 10 glasses of water a day, but every time you feel slightly thirsty, drink some water. To check if your body is pure and healthy, your urine should be clear. Any other color means that there are unhealthy toxins in your body, which can add up to take away energy from you.
Eating many water rich foods like fresh fruits a day and vegetables is critical component of not only in giving you a boost of energy, but in an overall healthy diet as well. Freshly squeezed drinks are also great for you (if you happened to have a blender or juicer). The important thing to note is that water itself will flush out the system, but it will not give you the rich nutrients provided in fruits and vegetables. If you really want to live fuller, make a list of your favorite fruits and vegetables, and begin by replacing your snack bars with things like oranges or a small salad. It’s hard to do, but it’s your energy verses your cravings.
Stay Away from Energy-Sucking Foods
Pay attention to what you eat and drink every day. You may do the above three steps correctly, then all of a sudden drink something like coffee that has an enormous amounts of sugar or eat something like burger with greasy meat in it, both which robs you of the nutrients that you worked so hard to store up.
Eating energy-sucking foods is equivalent to an obese person taking an hour work of effort doing exercising, and then going out and eating a desert afterwards. Doing this neutralizes each other and the person might have not done the exercise at all. Cut things out like protein. If you eat a lot of meat, this provides the body with excess nitrogen, which causes fatigue. You don’t have to eat more to get more energy, you just have to eat right (and this can be accomplished with a habit of eating less but with more quality foods).
In conclusion, there has been deep research done to improve the energy of human beings on day-to-day basis, but these are the fundamentals. It’s like the building blocks of a platform of a house. You can do this by taking it a step at a time.
Every day, take deep breathes to get more oxygen, do some light exercise everyday that causes you to breathe oxygen, consume water everyday but more importantly, find a way to fill your eating habits with water-rich fruits and vegetables, and finally stay away from energy-sucking foods. A simple rule to follow is if it looks unhealthy to you, it probably is.
By doing using these natural steps, you’ll find to find that you’ll be more awake during the day, even with the same sleeping hours you had beforehand. This will help you become more productive and get more done during the day!